Autumn means Stats, comrades! Please help

SCC nerd
SCC nerd


The autumn is upon us and the covers are rolled over. The screens are dissembled and the pavilions locked up. Instead of the gabble of voices and the clack of spikes on the steps of said pavilions, there is just the gentle patter of rain and scuffle of autumn leaves. Our laughing voices and grumbling decisions only echoes, eschewed by the driving rain and perhaps the cries of toddlers at the mothers’ group made home of ours. The season is done.

To me, to us, that means statistics in preparation for awards and drinks and this is where you can help me by looking at the match statistics that I shall publish here over time, starting today with the BAFTA match in Ham. Do you remember that first evening of cricket? Of course you do. So please look at the below statistics and help me correct them. If I have forgotten a catch, a run out, a cracking six or a maiden, please let me know and I can amend. Thank you.

3rd May 2013
SCC v Bafta CC
Philip Richardson 4 0 0 1 14 0 3.50
Tom Mayhew 3 1 0 0 27 0 9.00
Tim Richardson 4 0 0 0 55 0 13.75
Dan March 4 0 0 1 24 0 6.00
Sam Kankanamge 4 0 0 0 13 1 3.25
Tim Graham 1 0 0 0 19 0 19.00
Jonty 1
Tom Mayhew 1
Stumpings Behind Run-outs
Rob Dixon 1
BATTING BALLS 6s 4s RUNS TIME in mins runs/ball runs/min
Sam Kankanamge 1 6 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Tom Mayhew 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Rob Dixon 0 0.00 #DIV/0!
Philip Richardson 1 12 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Pete Brandon 4 20 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Charlie Richards 4 18 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Dan March 0 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Olivier Lauchenauer 8 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Tim Richardson 1 #DIV/0! #DIV/0!
Jonty 1 NO #DIV/0! #VALUE!
Tim Graham DNB #DIV/0! #VALUE!

As you can see, if there are more people who are prepared to make a better effort at scoring, the better our data will be and the better your statistics will probably be!

Do Svidaniya!

Match Report: SCC v BAFTA CC/SCC 20/20 Friday 3rd May 2013

BAFTA CC/SCC beat SCC by 64 runs
20/20 match


SCC team v BAFTA 3 may 2013
SCC team v BAFTA 3 may 2013

The season has begun. The sun shone bright and this small corner of Ham, nestling alongside the Thames became our battleground. For a municipal pitch it was actually rather attractive, lined as it was on all sides by trees, horses and the entrance gate to Ham House. Even the outfield threatened little risk of a broken ankle, wicket was also reasonable though dull.

BAFTA CC needed supplementing by SCC members so we brought about fifteen along and were able to get a match on, which was after all the whole point of the season, cricket! Pitch was laid out and the PAWS were soon sat in expectant excitement.

SCC fielded first and due to commencement running late, there was already a feeling of time pressure. Myself and New comrade Tomsk (Tom Mayhew) opened the bowling and tried to keep things calm. Very quickly it became clear that S.Tommy (?) was a good bat and was finding sixes and fours from the first seven overs. Bennettov was donated to BAFTA and opened alongside Tommy (really? Is that his name?) He was only just back from foreign travels and I think the foreign food may have influenced his performance. Good for us though and I hope he forgives me for keeping his score under check with tootsie bowling.

Comrade Chipmonkski Nibbed in ( Brother Tim Richardson). Tomsk moved back into the field having fought valiantly against Tommy and Bennetov over three overs for 22 runs. Chipmonkski had a fight but by now both bats had some eye in. The run rate stepped up and the mood drooped. Chipmonkski was joined in the battle with Soldya (Dan March) but Tommy was clattering briskly by now. Two slow medium pacers were too tempting and the traps set for a catch were never quite tight enough. The odd dropped catch… Ahh.

With Tommy passed 50 Samovar (Sam Kankamage) was called up. Bennettov adopted the impartiality of the BAFTA loan with fine aplomb and scored a lovely 25 before being caught delightfully by Jonty at mid wicket! The atmosphere was lifted. Our very own comrade captain commissar captain Marx popped up, again on loan to BAFTA. Sixteen scored not out.

BAFTA team 3 May 2013 v SCC
BAFTA team 3 May 2013 v SCC

The last few overs were quite tough to watch from the outfield but were blessed by fighting spirit and two great moments. Tomsk, who had been passing me every over as we travelled in and out, was brilliantly rushing in from the deep and pouched a lovely catch taking the wicket of Tommy for 104. A great score by him and a great catch by Tomsk. There were also two run outs the best being on the very last ball of the innings, seeing Robski clatter the stumps after a furious scrabble. Brilliant!

Brandonovski and Yuri Bromance
Brandonovski and Yuri Bromance

Even by the length of this report so far you can see that time had slipped by and the sun was beautiful, golden… And just about sunk below the west! We should have reduced overs? Who knows but it was so dark! Samovar and Tomsk were in first and both out very soon from sharp bowling by Miller. This bought Robski and myself in. Spotting a dark red ball against the sun at dusk against silhouetted trees is obviously not a great laugh and bouncers and medium fast bowling doesn’t help. But after Robski departed, Brandonovski and myself settled nervously down to a little Dorothy and a little hitting out. Two career bests followed ( career!!! lol) and saw Bennettov put up 20 and myself 12. We shall both be smiling for weeks.

Vladimir Boringski (Charlie Richards) and comrade commissar Treasurer Ilyeva produced scores of 18 and 8 respectively and if I am not wrong, that may have been Ilyeva’s best too. Quiet and solid. Well done both.

Scoreboard SCC v BAFTA 3may2013
Scoreboard SCC v BAFTA 3may2013

So BAFTA CC/SCC win 154 runs over 90 and congrats and good luck with the team and year ahead. Special mention to S.Tommy whose 104 was blinding and well deserved. Thanks To Ross too for being bold enough to start a BAFTA team and we hope to meet again on the field.

For me, comrade of the match?…. I think I shall nod to Brandonovski who projected his batting forward brightly into this new season. All the nets have made an enormous difference on the weaker part of last year’s games, the batting. Let’s keep it up comrades and have a great season. Semper Sodales, fors et victores!

Do Svidaniya

As ever, to amend any details in this report you have 30 days to do it! Let me know as I am only human. Thank you.

BAFTA innings 3May2013
BAFTA innings 3May2013
SCC innings 3May2013
SCC innings 3May2013


Net thrills give way to Match excitement



Last night we had an excellent net session. I was delighted to see a new face, Tom Mayhew – long time friend and sporting comrade to our very fine Cobramovich. Also joining us was VCC (and SCC occasional) – most welcome Rob Muller. Both he and Tom will be needing a CCCP nickname so comrades, get thinking. At the nets too was recent acquisition, John Hirst (nick name please!), Robski, Danny “Hillerenka”, Brandonovski, Altmananov and myself, Yuri.

Comrade Muller proved a happy addition to the night as he was able to bring in his more extensive knowledge of the game and bring out the best of some our fine comrades. Thank you, Rob. SCC’s Robski was lucky to get some batting tips and we all agree that his style and dare i say, communist elegance is sweeping to the fore. Those long limbed swipes of the willow seemed ineffably easy and elegant.

New comrade Mayhew (man of sound excellence!) proved a very useful addition. A fast pair of arms and wrists was putting away nearly all deliveries. Luckily he also posesses some quick reactions and could drop quickly from an over of bouncers I pitched up. His bowling too was good and tight and we look forward to seeing him with us on Friday.

Comrade Hirst, good to his word and eager to attend was pitching some fantastic full length deliveries which seemed to slip through like a soldering iron through tissue. I only got to put a few down to him whilst batting but already I see our batting strength increasing for this season.

Altmananov, stoical, solid, bright eyed and fast to spot the ball was working on some find Dorothy action, dotting the ball solidly and we shall be requiring plenty of that as the season develops. Those pesky late order slips need halting and Altmananov will supply. Bloody good with arm I feel and mid/close fielding will be in order!

It is hard to summaries the beauty of Hillerenka behind the stumps. A more affable and sprightly pair of hands are only made less important by the terrific sledging ability this comrade is capable of. No oppo could fail to admire the terrific verbal banter which sets them off ease and their bales on the grass. But comrades, a true wicky and slip ability and I know that Robski will be keeping his eyes open and learning. With comrade commissar captain Marx, Hillerenka and Robski, I feel we have a great little wicky and slip team. Bravo comrades.

To Brandonovski who I noticed was full of Vim and Vigor last night. Encore! The bat was machete’ing through the wayward balls. I was desperate to “Dorothy” him but rarely had the chance and all we could sledge was an umpiring shout down which barely did us justice. The side-arm is a lethal weapon in Brandonovski’s hands and has really provided some excellent batting opportunities. Personally comrade, More. I want more. I want that ball zipping passed my feet. Let’s aim for an 80mph delivery!!!

As for me, much happier with my beloved Matrix bat. Even down the offside I feel and inkling towards a drive but I must get my head over more and stop pitching it up for a catch. Bowling, well i feel that right arm round and slip/wicky nick is my bowl for the season!

So to this Friday and our game : http://2ht.2f2.mywebsitetransfer.com/?event=scc-versus-bafa-cc-2020-friday-may-3rd The season truly begins. Comrades – it will be fun and a gentle start to the season. The spirit of this event is just right as we are going to be helping BAFTA out with numbers and we are all keen to get our eyes in. Let’s have fun and play dricket.

Semper Sodales, fors et victores!

Do Svidaniya!